Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL)
Bring Your Own 'Laptop' (BYOL) is a new pathway supporting the delivery of 21st century learning. It is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students or staff use their personally-owned mobile devices to access the department's information and communication (ICT) network.
At Dalby State High School these mobile devices are limited to laptops. Access to the department's ICT network is provided only if the laptop meets the department's security requirements which, at a minimum, requires that anti-virus software has been installed, is running and is kept updated on the device Advice for State Schools on Acceptable use of ICT Facilities and Devices (DOCX, 391KB).
Students and staff are responsible for the security, integrity, insurance and maintenance of their personal laptops and their private network accounts.
The BYOL acronym used by the department refers to the teaching and learning environment in Queensland state schools where personally-owned laptop devices are used. The 'L' in BYOL represents more than a personally-owned laptop device; it also includes software, applications, connectivity or carriage service.
We have chosen to support the implementation of a BYOL model because: